ESP32 vs ESP8266

The Espressif platforms still remain a firm favourite of mine in terms of price point, ease of programming and functionality. I’ve been trialling the ESP32 as the new Central Heating controller over the winter (2017/2018) and have been experimenting more recently with using the smaller modules for solar-powered temperature monitoring nodes. The ESP-01, ESP-07 and… Continue reading ESP32 vs ESP8266

Git / GitHub Must-Dos

Setting your no-reply commit email address on GitHub https://help.github.com/articles/setting-your-commit-email-address-on-github/ git config –global user.email “username@users.noreply.github.com” Caching your GitHub password in Git https://help.github.com/articles/caching-your-github-password-in-git/ git config –global credential.helper ‘cache –timeout 9000’  

Installing Packages from PPAs in Ubuntu

It’s no secret that the officially maintained┬árepository for Ubuntu can get out of date quickly. A lot of software developers/houses are now letting you install applications straight from their repositories. Ubuntu makes this possible with PPAs or “Personal Package Archives” (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas). So – how do you add a PPA to your system and then hence… Continue reading Installing Packages from PPAs in Ubuntu